Magazine F #5
Magazine F is a food documentary magazine cocreated by B and Baemin, a Korean food delivery unicorn startup. Each issue introduces one ingredient that has had a significant impact on the table around the world, with particular focus on how everyday ingredients are produced, how they are used from region to region, what the economic impact is, and how chefs handle each ingredient. In short, F encompasses the past, the present, and the future of food culture.
This issue is all about rice: A key ingredient in Asian food culture, has been directly linked to survival itself as a daily staple food. Along with corn and wheat, it is considered one of the world’s top food crops, and acts as an essential source of carbohydrates, a vital nutrient for the human body. More than half of the world’s population has relied on rice as a main food supply. In addition, rice farming, the basis for rice production, has helped to form societies with community-centered consciousness in Asian countries like Korea and Japan, and also symbolizes the value of protecting tradition. Foods like pilaf, risotto, sushi, and rice cakes have derived from various cultivars and recipes. Recent patterns of reduced consumption have been overcome with development in agricultural technology and advanced strategies, and rice is being illuminated once again as an alternate food ingredient.
Seoul, South Korea; 170mm x 240mm; 160 pages